Award-winning short film directed by Phillip Van
Written by Simon Biggs
Produced by Cordula Kablitz-Post
DP Felix Novo D'Oliveira
Editor Dorothee Brockelman
Jane: Nicolette Krebitz
Paul: Wanja Mues
Summary: Jane is unhappy with her dull husband and monotonous marriage. Thankfully, in the near-future satisfaction is guaranteed and upgrades are always available.
*Winner of over a dozen awards, including a Student Academy Award, Berlin International Film Festival Talent Campus Award, HBO US Comedy Arts Best Short Award, Delta's Fly-In Movies Competition at Sundance, Florida & Seattle Int'l FF Audience Awards, and a BAFTA/LA award.
A big thanks to Matthews MSE (msegrip.com) especially to Bob Kulesh, Tyler & Ed Phillips for their generous support and patience of this lengthy endeavor. Most of the linear motion control shots were captured using their FloatCam DC Slider, a wonderful piece of engineering for the time lapse world.
'Nightfall' is a three minute tour of light through the City of Angels.
I shot "Nightfall" in an attempt to capture Los Angeles as it transitioned from day to night. As you probably know, LA is an expansive city so shooting it from many different angles was critical. Usually I was able to capture just one shot per day with a lot of driving, exploring, and scouting in between but the times sitting in traffic or a "sketchy" neighborhood often lead to new adventures and interesting places.
Nightfall in particular is my favorite time to shoot time lapse. Capturing the transition from day to night while looking back at the city as the purple shadow of Earth envelopes the eastern skyline and the warm distant twinkling halogen lights spark to life and give the fading sun a run for her money- this will never grow old or boring to me.
In this piece, it was important to me for the shots to both capture and accentuate the movement of light through the day and night and the use of multiple motion control techniques allowed me to do so.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
An English translation of the lyrics-
"It is late. I am looking for my other home, taking an unfamiliar path: a small trail near the factories and the city, cutting through the forest. I can barely see nature when suddenly, night falls. I am engulfed by a world of silence, yet I am not afraid. I fall asleep for a few minutes at the most, and when I wake up, the sun is there and the forest is shining with a bright light.
I recognize this forest. It is not an ordinary forest, it is a forest of memories. My memories. The white and noisy river, my adolescence. The tall trees, the men I have loved. The birds in flight, and in the distance, my lost father.
My memories aren't memories anymore. They are there, with me, dancing and embracing, singing and smiling at me.
I look at my hands. I caress my face, and I am 20 years old. And I love like I have never loved before."
This is a video presentation of 3d digital artworks, created between 2009 and 2011.
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Client: Ro Handbags
Starring Patrick Clark & Anelisa Durham
Directed by Phillip Van
Executive Producer Derrick Gomez
Produced by Momo-Berg-Munch
Director of Photography Derrick Gomez
Camera Operator David Ellis
Gaffer Andrew Hubbard
Hair and MUA Caitlin Wooters
Fashion Stylist Jen Moore
Edited & Sound Designed by Colin Edelman
Rerecording Mixer Cory Choy